Vaughn's Fly Box Picks:
The lodge recommended flies are bonefish clousers, crazie charlies and gotchas in size 2,4 and 6. Use the colors of pink, pearl and tan. Because there are other species of fish to catch at Mount Pleasant you should be prepared with a few baitfish patterns for jacks and snappers and a barracuda fly or two along with the mandatory wire leader. Don't forget crab patterns like the scampi crab or a Puglisi green or tan crab for the occasional permit.
Andros Island, located approximately 150 miles east of the Florida Keys, is a premier bonefish destination. This Bahamian Island, which is over 100 miles long and in places up to 40 miles wide, consists of a vast area of flats, creeks, cays, cuts, mangroves, and fertile fishing grounds. If you are a first-time saltwater fisherman or an intermediate angler looking to improve, then Andros is a great place due to the sheer number of bonefish that inhabit the waters. Anglers new to fishing for bones can be taken to areas of the island where they can tune their skills on large numbers of small to medium-sized fish, usually from one to four pounds. These smaller fish are found in large numbers on White Bight and the waters that surround Mount Pleasant Fishing Lodge. The oceanside flats adjacent to the lodge will provide opportunities at larger bonefish cruising the turtle grass and coral.
They can be difficult to spot due to the darker bottom, but they tend to be aggressive. If you are a serious angler looking for big bones, then Andros Island should strongly be considered. Andros is arguably the best island in the Bahamas – if not the best in the world – for seeking BIG bonefish!
For those seeking diversity, there are opportunities for tarpon, permit, jacks, barracuda, sharks, snapper, grouper, dolphin, and many other species. In the area that surrounds the lodge, you can find good numbers of barracuda during higher tides. This can make for great action with poppers! If you opt for guided days while staying at the lodge, you can pursue tarpon on Andros’ west side, or permit on nearby deep-water flats.
Mount Pleasant is a small, quaint lodge with comfortable duplex cottages. Each cottage has two rooms, with double and single beds and an open living room for socializing and lounging. The bedrooms are fully air-conditioned and the living rooms have ceiling fans and large windows to take advantage of the trade winds. Each cottage has a veranda overlooking the Oceanside flats, fresh water spigot for rinsing gear, small kitchenette and a private bathroom.
Anglers can arrange guided fishing on any or all of their days at Mount Pleasant. Guides utilize high-end 16-18 foot skiffs complete with poling platforms, 90-140HP Yamaha outboards, and spacious casting decks.
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